TORONTO — Members of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) recently gathered to discuss issues facing the industry and vote in a new slate of board members at the association’s 18th Annual General Meeting.
The event took place on June 20, at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston, Ont. and featured guest speakers Victor Fedeli, MPP of Nippising and PC Finance Critic, and Ben Eisen from the Fraser Institute who spoke on the recent proposed legislation of a $15 minimum wage and other changing labour laws.
Outgoing ORHMA chair, Steven Robinson outlined the association’s recent advocating initiatives, as well as highlighted the success of ORHMA programs, including Check In Canada, the AODA Enabling Change Program and Sexual Violence & Intervention Training.
During the meeting, members voted in and welcomed incoming board members, including incoming chair, Dan Morrow of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment. Morrow addressed attendees, speaking to the setbacks currently faced by the industry, including municipal hotel taxes, a minimum wage increase and changes to the Employment Standards Act.
A complete list of the 2017/2018 board of directors is available at orhma.com.